Trend Micro Expands Cloud Threat Management Portfolio
Cloud security provider Trend Micro says network security threats are getting more, well, threatening as malware advances enough to evade most perimeter and content security systems. The company calls this species of super-malware Advanced Persistent Threats, or APT. And to combat APT, Trend Micro has launched the Threat Intelligence Manager, as well as an updated Threat Management System, designed to help its partners increase efficiency and overall speed when dealing with intrusions.
The real danger of APT intrusions, according to Trend Micro, is they often employ multi-phase attacks over hours or even days — and worse yet, it can be months before IT staff find and secure the breach. Those are months during which the company’s network is hosting an unwanted guest that may or may not be leaking data all over the place.
So keeping that in mind, Trend Micro has three priorities with its expanded portfolio, according to the press release:
- Minimizing the likelihood of successful APT intrusion
- Shortening the time to attack discovery
- Expediting intrusion containment and remediation
The Trend Micro Threat Intelligence Manager (TIM) includes enhanced reporting capabilities, access to up-to-the-minute threat databases and actionable intelligence. In theory, it can provide managed service providers with a much better idea of when something’s amiss with the network. Rather than being a standalone offering, TIM is designed to complement and expand the reporting capabilities of Trend Micro’s other security products, according to that same press release.
Similarly, the updated Trend Micro Threat Management System (TMS) is a network analysis and visibility solution that, according to the security provider, currently is being used by 300 customers, including governmental agencies.
Here’s Trend Micro with the skinny on the update to TMS:
The tool extends the capabilities of TMS’s leading threat detection and correlation engines by using sandboxing and other advanced methods to provide detailed exploration, simulation and full forensic analysis of suspected malware captured by the Threat Management System or submitted directly by a security specialist.
Trend Micro is also promoting its managed and professional services for enterprises that want to keep APTs out. Specifically, the company is hyping its Risk Management Services, which brings in Trend Micro researchers and specialists to provide proactive monitoring and remediation services.
Both TIM and TMS are available now for Trend Micro’s MSP partners at $6,250 and $20,000 respectively for 1,000 seats.